West Africa: New Plan to Boost Sahel Croplands


The World Bank has approved a U.S. $203 million to help increase food production and create economic opportunities for families and communities in the countries of the Niger Basin, as part of its long-term solution to recurring drought.
  • West Africa:  New Plan to Boost Sahel Croplands

    World Bank, 3 October 2012

    As part of its long-term solution to recurring drought, and chronic food and power shortages in Africa's Sahel region, the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved ... read more »

Photo: OXFAM

Sahel farmers are finding ways to reclaim the desert.

  • West Africa:  Clinton Affirms Ongoing U.S. Support for Africa's Sahel Region

    United States Department of State, 26 September 2012

    The United States remains committed to supporting West Africa's troubled Sahel region as it faces political turmoil, rising extremism and a severe food crisis affecting an ... read more »

  • Kenya:  New Ways to Boost Farming in Africa

    The Star, 25 September 2012

    Over two decades ago, world leaders committed to reduce by half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015. Very little progress has been made, especially in ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Improved Harvest Forecast for the Sahel

    Oxfam International, 7 September 2012

    International aid agency Oxfam and leading West African farmers network ROPPA today welcomed an initial forecast of an improved harvest in the Sahel region but warned governments ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Sahel Crisis: Country By Country

    United Nations World Food Programme, 8 August 2012

    Hunger is on the rise across the Sahel region of West Africa, a massive swathe of territory that stretches across eight countries from Chad in the east to Senegal in the west. Here ... read more »

  • West Africa:  Bonnie Wright Travels to Senegal to Meet Families Affected by the Food Crisis in Region

    Oxfam International, 5 August 2012

    Last week, British actor Bonnie Wright, best known for her role in the Harry Potter films, travelled to Senegal with Oxfam to draw attention to the growing humanitarian crisis in ... read more »

  • Senegal:  Space Technology to Boost Food Security

    SciDev.Net, 1 August 2012

    Researchers at Senegal's Centre for Ecological Monitoring (Centre de Suivi Ecologique, CSE), in Dakar, and the Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET), based ... read more »